Time planning and goal setting can make your work and career planning more efficient, as well as help you prioritise what it is you love to do.
Many scientists feel that they have too much to do: experiments, reports, grant applications, teaching, mentoring, replying to emails, writing presentations, making posters, reading… life! It often feels as if 24 hours in a day is not enough.
It’s worth thinking about how to manage your time efficiently to how to avoid wasting any of it, wherever possible. In this episode David Payne, chief careers editor at Nature, speaks discovers some time management tips from Paul Marsh from Lightbulb, a UK training and management consultancy.
We then move from managing your time to managing what we put that time towards. The psychologist Edwin Locke, professor emeritus at the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, US, talks about his groundbreaking work in goal setting research, which began in the 1960’s and continues to this day.
We also have our very first careers expert answering your questions. This month Lauren Celano, co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life sciences career development company based in Boston, US, answers Marwa Hassan’s question. Marwa is a 3rd year PhD student at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland in Australia.
You can get involved by asking your career question, which we will pose to a science careers expert. Just send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sadly we won’t be able to answer everyone’s questions, so if you don’t hear from us, it’s not because we’re ignoring you.
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